Russia visa for French

Russia visa for French
iVisa | Updated on Sep 14, 2019

Now, iVisa can help French with the invitation letter to travel to Russia. In order for you to get a consular visa, you need an invitation letter for both tourism and business purposes. iVisa can help French citizens to get that letter as quickly as 30 minutes. Just simply follow a few simple steps.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I have a French passport, do I need a visa to visit Russian?

Yes, and to obtain your visa you will need an invitation letter. You can check requirements here.

What is the Russian Tourist Invitation Letter?

It is a document which indicates that you are invited to Russia by a Russian travel company or a hotel that is accredited by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. This document consists of two parts: A Voucher and a Confirmation of the Admission of a Foreign Tourist. In order for you to apply for a Russian Tourist Visa, you will need to present an Invitation Letter with your visa application.

What do I need to apply for the Russian Tourist Invitation Letter?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Valid passport (at least 6 months after arrival in Russia).

  • Credit/debit card or Paypal account.

  • Valid email address.

  • Arrival and departure date.

  • Accommodation information.

  • Specify which cities you will visit during your stay in Russia.

  • Number of entries required for your trip.

What are the processing times and prices?

With iVisa, applicants have three available options when it comes to processing time and this will determine the price. The three options are:

  • Standard processing – your application is processed within 24 hours, and the price is USD 20.00 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing – your application will be processed within 12 hours, and the total price of it is USD 45.00 (service fees included).

  • Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. Your application will be ready in only 30 minutes, and you will be charged USD 70.00 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

How does the Invitation Letter work?

The Russian Invitation Letter is a requirement for you to obtain a Russian Tourist or Business Visa. The document is in A4 format and indicates that you are invited to Russia by an accredited Russian travel company or a hotel. iVisa provides Russian tourist and business invitation letters depending on the purpose of your trip and whether you are applying for a Russian Tourist or Business (Commercial) Visa. There are 2 different tourist invitation letters – the only difference is whether you need a single or double entry into Russia.

Applying for the Russian Invitation Letter is easy and fast with iVisa. The process is 100 % online. You can print the invitation letter and use it as one of the documents required for your Russian visa.

How long does it take to apply for an Invitation Letter

Less than 10 minutes.

How can I apply for an Invitation Letter?

The application form is really easy. It has only three steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.

  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point when you need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

What do I need to do after I receive the Invitation Letter?

After you receive your invitation letter via email, you can apply for the Russian visa at one of their embassies. You need to follow these steps:

  1. Print your invitation in color.

  2. Submit the letter as well as all the other required documents for your visa application at the embassy. These typically include: a color visa/passport-sized photo, health insurance, proof of finance, returns flights, etc. (iVisa suggest that you consult directly with the embassy nearest to you for a full list of required documents).

  3. After your visa interview at the Russian embassy, they will issue you your visa, if approved.

How can I apply for my family or friends?

You can perfectly apply for friends or family. Just make sure to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). If you are applying for only one friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.

Does the Invitation letter guarantee that a visa will be issued?

No, it is merely a document that allows you to apply for the actual visa. Whether you are approved for the visa will be at the discretion of the Russian government.

What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.

If we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Invitation Letter?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. Alternatively, you can find more info and FAQs here.

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